CoSN CTO Forum: Building a Community Conversation on Digital Equity
Participate and share : Forum
Tuesday, June 26, 1:00–2:30 pm
Diane Doersch Marlo Gaddis Keith Krueger Andrew Moore Dr. Scott Smith
Student access to robust digital tools is key to their success. Many students from economically disadvantaged families have limited access to these tools both at school and at home. CoSN is working to close the access gap for learning. Join the conversation about strategies and tools to support your work. Register Here
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Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
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Our session is aimed at leveraging the power of technology to close the digital divide among students. Technology can help overcome barriers of time and distance that teachers often face, but if not leveraged properly, it can also exacerbate the achievement gap. Alleviating accessibility challenges is crucial to success for all students, and research clearly shows that technology is one of the best means of leveling the playing field for students, especially when it comes to securing equal access to learning resources.
By the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
Understand your school’s needs and valuable assets.
Consider and plan for accessibility and sustainability- learn to adjust resources and assignments.
Develop plans that keep in mind the needs of your most vulnerable populations.
Explain why communication between teachers, families, and the community is crucial for student success and for closing the Achievement Gap through effective and timely communication.
Articulate the benefits of collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders.
During this session, we will provide insight and lead a discussion on the digital equity. We will share best practices for access, digital literacy, and powerful uses of technology to empower students to use technology for good, not evil. The time will be spent providing a rationale and having peer-to-peer discussions regarding questions and best practices. We will give both a broad overview of the topic, as well as opportunities to provide specific strategies.
Lindsey, Randall B., et al. Cultural proficiency: a manual for school leaders. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, 2009.